like nicki minaj, we have reissued our debut album. it’s now available exclusively HERE at bandcamp. why exclusively? for several reasons but mainly because bandcamp was the only site where we could sell a 23-track double album for $5. yep, it’s only 5 big ones (though the option is there to pay more if you’re dealing with the issue of excess cash on hand).
this was (mostly) recorded on a shitty dell pc in boring, suburban west ashley in 2004. we had no idea what we were doing. some of it sounds pretty good, some of it doesn’t. we were just trying to make a record that would sound different than everything else that was going on in charleston at the time. we had no idea it would take us anywhere; at the time it felt like hopeless sad-bastard rebellion. but it was fun to make. i always tend to love bands’ first records because you can hear the lack of expectations and the willingness to explore and experiment. once they get established then they’re creating new music that will coexist with old music and the map of their artistic perspective slowly gets filled in. making the first record, the map is blank. for all its wince-inducing faults, i love this record because it reminds me of what that felt like.
aside from the full record in its entirety, there are b-sides, remixes, and covers by some dear friends. thank you so much bill carson, villain lightning, run dan run, foxfur, mr jenkins, and grown-up noise for contributing to this project. we’ve been really lucky to have crossed paths with such inspiring comrades and to a song i prefer their versions over the originals.
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